Apple and Google Leading $500M Bid for Kodak's Patents
Apple and Google have partnered together in hopes of scoring some 1,100 imaging patents being auctioned off by Eastman Kodak, reports Bloomberg. Kodak has been trying to sell the patents since the summer months as part of its bankruptcy restructuring plan. It was unsuccessful at scoring competitive bids at first. This new partnership between Apple and Google comes at a time when they are at odds with one another over smartphone patents. Bloomberg, citing unnamed sources, says the Apple and Google partnership is offering $500 million for the patents. None of the companies involved has confirmed Bloomberg's report.
Jury Says Apple Owes VirnetX $503M Over Patents
VirnetX has won another courtroom victory over Apple, this time to the tune of $502.6 million. A jury in Texas this week found that Apple is violating four patents held by VirnetX concerning secure communications between mobile devices.
Apple Says Qualcomm Violating Patents
Apple today filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm over power-management patents. The claim counters a July lawsuit filed by Qualcomm against Apple.
FTC Pondering Antitrust Query Into Google's Android
Google may be facing an investigation into its business practices concerning the Android operating system, reports Bloomberg. The U.S.
Jury Says Apple Owes University $234 Million
A Wisconsin jury said Apple owes $234 million for using the university's patented technology without permission. Apple was found to violate the patents, owned by the Wisconsin Academic Research Fund (WARF), earlier this week.
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